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Sector - Green Living
Modern living spaces have left no place for sparrows to build their nests.
Source - hindustantimes.com
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Sector - Renewable Energy
Researchers at Michigan State University have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone’s screen) into a photovoltaic solar cell. Unlike other “transparent” solar cells that we’ve reported on in the past, this one really is transparent, as you can see in the photos throughout this story. According to Richard Lunt, who led the research, the team are confident that the transparent solar panels can be efficiently deployed in a wide range of settings, from “tall buildings with lots of windows or any kind of mobile device that demands high aesthetic quality like a phone or e-reader.”
Source - extremetech.com
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Sector - Clean Transport
We know the company nanoFlowcell AG has been working on whacky concepts but all of them are to serve one purpose - working towards the betterment of the environment. The company had revealed their first concept car at the Geneva Motorshow last year called the e-Sportlimousine and this year there's another one and it gets its energy from saltwater! It's called the Quantino and is smaller than the e-Sportslimousine which has now been christened as the Quant F. The Quantino is a smaller, more affordable model, with a rated voltage of only 48 Volts which allows it to achieve a power output of four times 25 kW. Well, this roughly corresponds to 136bhp, through a combination of a nanoFlowcell buffer system and electric motors. According to the company this set-up provides the Quantino with a top speed of over 200 km/h in all-electric mode and a range of over 1000 km. Impressive right! The car is more like a hatchback (though the company says it's a crossover) and doesn't even cross the 4 metre mark, yet is spacious enough to seat 4 people. The Quantino comes with two 175-litre tanks, and hence is able to carry 350 litres of ionic liquid in total - one tank with a positive charge and one with a negative charge. Refueling is done by filling the two tanks simultaneously, each with a different fluid and we know when salt dissolves in water, it comes apart into ions with positive and negative electrical charge and this is what powers the Quantino. This new saltwater-powered car will be, as nanoFlowcell states, affordable. They also say that this is not just a concept but they plan to bring it out this year and are only awaiting road approval but we will get more details about the car when it's unveiled at Geneva next week.
Source - ndtv.com
Posted By - GreenMela Editor
Sector - Green Living
The UK’s leading stationer Ryman Stationery and the ad agency Grey London have commissioned 26 British established designers to create “beautifully sustainable” posters to promote the “world’s most sustainable” font Ryman Eco. It uses 33% less ink than a standard font, so it could save up to 490 million ink cartridges every year if all the printing was done with it. All 26 artworks with their own stories were combined in one eclectic collage—the Alphabet Poster Project
Source - http://popsop.com
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Sector - Clean Fuels
Scientists who have been running the 4 stroke diesel engine of a light pick-up truck on coconut oil for the past 1 year have approached the union government to commercialize the biofuel. The scientists are attached to the Kochi-based SCMS Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research and Development and the SCMS School of Engineering and Technology. The scientists say that while the manufacturers of the TATA Ace claim mileage of 16 kilometer to a litre of diesel, the vehicle can run 22.5 kilometer per litre of the biofuel. 760 litres of biofuel can be produced from the oil of 10,000 coconuts.
Source - Google
Posted By - GreenMela Editor
Sector - Clean Transport
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has passed the order that all the petrol and diesel vehicles older than 15 years would not be permitted to ply on the national capital's road.
Source - google
Posted By - GreenMela Editor
Sector - Clean Transport
No, that isn’t a typo. Renault has recently unveiled a three-door hatchback that they claim will do 235 mpg on American roads. But they are banned in the USA.
Source - Facebook
Posted By - GreenMela Editor
Sector - Renewable Energy
RenewableUK says a record high of 22% of the UK’s electricity was generated by wind on Sunday (17th August), beating the previous 24-hour record of 21% set earlier this month (Monday 11th August). Before that, the record stood at 20%, set on 20th December 2013.
Source - google
Posted By - GreenMela Editor
Sector - Water
The red river in Wenzhou is just one example of the water pollution that has been running rampant in China for years, some in very striking ways. With the rapid growth of China's modernization and infrastructure, the demand for water has grown, too. Until recently, there has not been proper governmental oversight when dealing with water resources. Pollution of the water and air have short and far reaching effects. In May of last year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang "declared war" on pollution. The government dedicated two trillion yuan specifically to water conservation in China.
Source - google
Posted By - GreenMela Editor
Sector - Renewable Energy
Plastic solar cells are flexible thin film solar cells made of polymer materials. Among the various photovoltaic technologies, polymer (plastic) solar cells offer unique attractions and opportunities. These solar cells contain Earth-abundant and environmentally benign materials, can be made flexible and lightweight, and can be fabricated using roll-to-roll technologies similar to how newspapers are printed. Scientists at the University of Montreal and their international collaborators successfully figured out how light beams excite the chemicals in plastic solar panels–enabling them to produce charge. Why is this important? Well, they claim this is the ‘holy grail’ to understanding the fundamental mechanistic workings (in molecular detail) of the process by which solar cells convert sunlight into energy.
Source - pvbuzz
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Source - eco-business
Sector - Climate Change
Millions of people in vulnerable areas, such as some parts of Asia, will have to deal with a worrying scenario of conflicts, food crises, flooding, droughts and huge economic losses caused by climate change by the end of the century, according to the leaked draft of a forthcoming international climate report.
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Source - google
Sector - Climate Change
Virgin CEO Richard Branson said that those who are skeptical of man-made global warming should “get out of our way,” joining the ranks of CEOs lashing out against those opposed to business investments in “sustainability.” Branson made his remarks in the wake of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s telling global warming skeptics to “get out of this stock” if they did not agree with the company’s green investment strategy. Cook made his comments after being confronted by a free-market activist who pressed him on putting the environment ahead of profitable investments.
Posted By - GreenMela Editor
Source - google
Sector - Climate Change
Uttrakhand Flood disaster. Climate change related disasters are increasing year by year.
Posted By - GreenMela Editor
Source - Google
Sector - Climate Change
India impacted by severe heatwave
Posted By - GreenMela Editor
Source - theaustralian.com.au
Sector - Climate Change
Melted water rushing along the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet and through a glacial stream. Picture: AP Source: AP
Posted By - AK
Source - Google.com
Sector - Climate Change
Hurricane Sandy was most destructive hurricane since Katrina.
Posted By - GreenMela Editor
Source - India TV News
Sector - Climate Change
More than 80 people have been killed in monsoon floods in northeastern India and nearly half a million people have fled their homes.
Posted By - GreenMela Editor
Source - hindustan times
Sector - Climate Change
Many questions as Rio Summit seeks to help sick planet
Posted By - Chandan Arora
Source - hindustan times
Sector - Climate Change
The charter is supposed to sum up the challenges and spell out pledges to nurture the oceans, roll back climate change, promote clean growth and provide decent water, sanitation and electricity for all.
Posted By - Chandan Arora
Source - The Hindu
Sector - Climate Change
In Andhra Pradesh, a stretch of 37 km between East Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts has been classified as having very high risk.
Posted By - Chandan Arora
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